Computers are my copilot: Six machines that might help you get there

By , ITworld.com |  Offbeat, navigate, sci-fi

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We all remember the episode of the original Star Trek series in which the U.S.S. Enterprise is fitted with a revolutionary new computer that aims to make the ship's biological crew obsolete. The ensuing action is predictable: Computer goes crazy, uses Enterprise to attack friendly vessels, Captain Kirk convinces it to self-destruct using logical paradoxes, etc.

So far, no real-life computer has come close to such a disastrous end. But vehicles large and small throughout history have included machines that aided in their navigation.

Picture from the Star Trek episode "The Ultimate Computer"

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